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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 6:27 pm 
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i'm very happy with the lens...i got it as a hand-me-down from my pop.

however, i wish i did have the motorized version that way macro's wouldnt be so hard.



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:49 pm 
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Thanks a lot for your posts. They actually helped a lot. I can't seem to decide. My choices:
Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 55-200mm 4-5.6G ED VR
Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DI LD Macro 1:2
Sigma and Tamron has Macro&300mm while Nikon is Nikon :p and has VR. Anyways. Did you use a tripod? If you didn't VR won't be a necessity I guess. And anything you might want to add ?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:21 pm 
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all of these shots are handheld my friend.

if you have the funds get the sigma and the nikkor 55-200.

the VR has its own place- say night time sports photography or candids at parties.

and the extra range of the 70-300 can be very useful.

ps- the 70-300 has a lower IQ when it comes to low light situations.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:24 pm 
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First of all, thanks a lot (: Even though it's the logical way, I guess I won't be able to get both of them, at least not now.
Well, of course VR has benefits and low light is always a problem but your samples are convincing that there won't be a big problem at 300mm with efficient lighting. The range will be my priority.. Makes sense to me.. And since you own both..


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palakaboy wrote:
all of these shots are handheld my friend.

if you have the funds get the sigma and the nikkor 55-200.

the VR has its own place- say night time sports photography or candids at parties.

and the extra range of the 70-300 can be very useful.

ps- the 70-300 has a lower IQ when it comes to low light situations.

my final question for the decision. how is the lens at night? just wasted or , not as good as daylight ? and only night or even a cloudy noon ? Anything else you may add?


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they're okay in a cloudy noon.

not so good at night unless you have great high iso performance...

that said, here are some additional shots through my d90 at the len's macro setting

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nikon d90
sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG Macro
300mm @ macro mode
1/50 sec @ 5.6f
200 ISO
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Nikon d90
150mm @ normal mode
1/500th @ 5.6f
200 ISO



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nikon d90
300mm @ macro mode
1/400 @ 5.6
ISO 400

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Just browsing the lens gallery, and though i would post some shots i got with this lens.

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Camera: Pentax K200D
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 170 mm
ISO Speed: 100


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Camera: Pentax K200D
Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 150 mm
ISO Speed: 100


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Camera: Pentax K200D
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 133 mm
ISO Speed: 200

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I see you have a D90 also. Just got mine. Lots to learn. How do you like the Sigma. Pics speak for themselves... I have 18-105 KIT VR lens. 70-300 would be a good zoom to go along with it?


palakaboy wrote:
they're okay in a cloudy noon.

not so good at night unless you have great high iso performance...

that said, here are some additional shots through my d90 at the len's macro setting

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nikon d90
sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG Macro
300mm @ macro mode
1/50 sec @ 5.6f
200 ISO
*desaturated through photobucket.



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Nikon d90
150mm @ normal mode
1/500th @ 5.6f
200 ISO



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nikon d90
300mm @ macro mode
1/400 @ 5.6
ISO 400

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:34 am 
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There seem to be a lot of SIGMA lens out there in the 70-300mm range. There is a DL MACRO AF zoom. These are on EBAY for less then $100 easy. Seems like a very low price...Then there's a DG APO style? ARGH!

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A shot with my sigma 70-300mm
I like this lens so much, very happy to have it, I'll post some more soon...


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Model: DSLR-A350
ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/250 sec
Aperture: 5.6
Focal Length: 300mm


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